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Auction archive: Lot number 229

J.P. Ball, African American Photographer, Two Albumen Photographs of Children

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Auction archive: Lot number 229

J.P. Ball, African American Photographer, Two Albumen Photographs of Children

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Lot of 2 albumen photographs featuring studio views of a young boy and girl, each on original mount with blindstamp at bottom, J.P. Ball/ 30 W. 4th St. Each measures 5.25 x 7.25 in., on original mount and framed, 8.5 x 11 in. overall J.P. Ball, a noted African American photographer, opened his first studio in Cincinnati, OH in 1845, then became an itinerant photographer, traveling to Pittsburgh, Richmond, and throughout Ohio. He eventually resettled in Cincinnati in 1849 and opened a Daguerreian Gallery downtown, which subsequently became one of the most well known galleries in the U.S. During the early 1850s, when Ball opened an additional gallery in Cincinnati, he hired his future brother-in-law, Alexander Thomas, to work with him, and by 1857, he became a full partner in the business. Ball and Thomas' gallery was soon known as "the finest photographic gallery west of the Allegheny Mountains." In March 1860, the partnership between J.P. Ball and Alexander Thomas dissolved, but J.P. Ball's younger brother, Thomas C. Ball, continued to work as a studio photographer with Alexander Thomas until his death in 1875. (Information obtained from the Cincinnati Historical Library: J.P. Ball Database, May 4, 2011.) Condition: The images are in very good condition overall, with some toning, while the frames have undergone damage, with some heavy chipping in areas.

Auction archive: Lot number 229
Auction:
Datum:
21 Jul 2016
Auction house:
Cowan's Auctions, Inc.
Este Ave 6270
Cincinnati OH 45232
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)513 8711670
+1 (0)513 8718670
Beschreibung:

Lot of 2 albumen photographs featuring studio views of a young boy and girl, each on original mount with blindstamp at bottom, J.P. Ball/ 30 W. 4th St. Each measures 5.25 x 7.25 in., on original mount and framed, 8.5 x 11 in. overall J.P. Ball, a noted African American photographer, opened his first studio in Cincinnati, OH in 1845, then became an itinerant photographer, traveling to Pittsburgh, Richmond, and throughout Ohio. He eventually resettled in Cincinnati in 1849 and opened a Daguerreian Gallery downtown, which subsequently became one of the most well known galleries in the U.S. During the early 1850s, when Ball opened an additional gallery in Cincinnati, he hired his future brother-in-law, Alexander Thomas, to work with him, and by 1857, he became a full partner in the business. Ball and Thomas' gallery was soon known as "the finest photographic gallery west of the Allegheny Mountains." In March 1860, the partnership between J.P. Ball and Alexander Thomas dissolved, but J.P. Ball's younger brother, Thomas C. Ball, continued to work as a studio photographer with Alexander Thomas until his death in 1875. (Information obtained from the Cincinnati Historical Library: J.P. Ball Database, May 4, 2011.) Condition: The images are in very good condition overall, with some toning, while the frames have undergone damage, with some heavy chipping in areas.

Auction archive: Lot number 229
Auction:
Datum:
21 Jul 2016
Auction house:
Cowan's Auctions, Inc.
Este Ave 6270
Cincinnati OH 45232
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)513 8711670
+1 (0)513 8718670
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